Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory

Species Distichopora violacea (Pallas, 1766)

Hydrocoral, Lace Coral

  • Millepora violacea Pallas, 1766.


Generic Combinations

  • Distichopora violaceae (Pallas, 1766).



Morphology as described by Cairns (1988): A calcareous skeleton with wide, flat branches, forking regularly, slightly anastomosing; many branches having a line of pores along the edge through which polyps extend. Colour is pale purple.


Ecological Descriptors

Hydroid and medusa stages: colonial (host(s): polychaete worm; Pedicularia sea snail).


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
HYDROZOA Owen, 1843 30-Jun-2017 ADDED Dr Narissa Bax